Tonight the girls are in charge!
Your Girl Scout troop is invited to a spend a fun, educational and totally cool night aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight encampment program features dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, a ride in the 4D Flight Simulator and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!
Plus, girls can participate in a USO-style show, complete with performers in period dress and learn about how women helped build the Battleship during WWII. Girl Scouts will also get a “Women Serving Our Nation” badge!
Girls Only Nights are scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.
The Battleship’s Girls Only Night is $69 per person. To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
Cadets from Army will face off with students from the Midshipmen from Navy during a Tug-of-War competition on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3pm. Guests are welcome to attend the competition for free on the pier.
The Tug-of-War is part of the annual Patriot Games — a two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and the Midshipmen that take place in various Philadelphia landmarks. Other events scheduled are a Rocky Relay, December 8 at 8:30am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Leadership Reaction Course at the National Constitution Center at 10 AM, the Pull-Up Challenge, December 8 at noon at The Shops at Liberty Place; and the finale on Saturday, with the Stadium Obstacle Relay, December 9 at 1:15pm at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Past Tug-of-Wars at the Battleship also featured both academies’ bands, spirit squads, mascots and even an Army tank!
The Battleship will open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River. We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We open her decks two hours before each show – 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show and 10pm for the midnight show. Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person. All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!
Tickets are available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 3pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
Both New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are free to Battleship Members.
Experience the adult-side of the Battleship during this Curator-led tour on Tuesday, August 21 at 6pm. Adults will see sailor art, hear stories like the Playboy Bunny who visited the Battleship, and even enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or soft drink on the deck at the end of the tour. Tickets are a $34.95 donation. Free parking! To purchase tickets, click the Visit page on this website or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship every day through the end of December from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship is a private non-profit and is not affected by the federal government’s shut down. Revenue from tours goes to the on-going support of the Battleship.
The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February.